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Old 07-13-2004, 08:29 AM   #1
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Sharing internet & file system between Windows98 & Redhat9

Hi guru,

I'm overloaded by various information specific to each individual's needs. Here is my problem -- I have Windows98 connected to Internet through dynalink ADSL (for windows). I also have a standalone linux redhat9 workstation on the other machine. What I want to achieve:
1. to connect Redhat9 to Windows98 so that Redhat9 can share Internet traffic.
2. to allow Redhat9 sharing Windows98 file system so that Redhat9 can access/copy file from Windows98.

My questions are:
1. Is it possible to achieve these by using existing hardware?
2. I need the detailed information on how to do it since I'm not familiar with such networking.

Thank you very much
Old 07-13-2004, 05:00 PM   #2
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Your first bet would be to get samba for the filesharing part.

Side note- I have had some trouble myself getting the full access to the other machines that I wanted, but I am still trying.
Here's a tut I just found:

As for the second part, I think it would be better to have RH share to the windows box since Win98 can't do it without extra crap.
Old 07-15-2004, 07:25 AM   #3
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More info needed on hardware configuration

Thank your for your reply.

I have more quesions on hardware configuration. My current two computers configurations are:
1. One is P4P800Deluxe with on board 3Com 3C940 Gbit PCI LAN controller. Linux redhat9 on it.
2. Second one is GA586TX without a network card. Window98 on it. However, It's connected to ISP by using dynalink (bridged) ADSL modem (for windows) with a static IP.
My goals were posted before: 1. sharing Internet traffic between the computers. 2. sharing file system between them (Bascially, Linux is to access Windows98 file system).
To achieve these, what hardware should I add with cost-effectiveness. Should I replace the bridged ADSL modem with a router modem? Should I add another NIC into GA586TX machine? or, should I use cross-cable as mentioned in many posts? It seems to me that there are a quite few of hardware configurations available as I learned from various posts. However, I like to know what kind of configuration is best to me in terms of cost-effectiveness. Could anyone draw a clear picture to me since I don't have expertise in the field?

Thank you in advance

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